The Australian Musical Theatre Festival began in 2019 as a four-day event and was formed to establish an annual participatory cultural event in Launceston in the low tourism season.
Our purpose is to:
- Hold an annual festival that brings together practitioners of musical theatre to celebrate their participation and encourages the development and nurturing of musical theatre;
- Foster the development of theatre and music throughout Australia;
- Encourage teaching, learning and skill improvement in theatre and music;
- Use musical theatre to encourage cultural and community development;
- Encourage disability access to musical theatre both through artistic involvement and audience accessibility;
- Encourage new audience development in this art form and;
- Celebrate the culture and community of Launceston and surrounds and encourage visitation to and around Tasmania through musical theatre participation.